Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 03:27 UTC
Novell and Ximian Novell is expected to initiate a major round of layoffs that could cut 1000 or more jobs in an attempt to restore the server software company's financial strength, according to employees familiar with the plan.
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with that logic
by on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 05:38 UTC

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"they offer one core product - RHEL, and the support issues are where they go into fine-tuning per customer needs. novell has suse and its own branded linux. this confuses customers. don't try providing your own rationales in replies, just face it, it is confusing for one company to offer two parallel competing products. "

and fedora isnt a competing product to RHEL? I thought suse was aken to fedora while novell linux was aken to RHEL

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RE: with that logic
by on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 05:44 in reply to "with that logic"
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> and fedora isnt a competing product to RHEL?

NO, this is the ENTIRE POINT of splitting fedora off from redhat. they suport it and feed it but it is not a redhat product: it comes with no redhat branding, and no official support.

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RE[2]: with that logic
by on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 06:20 in reply to "RE: with that logic"
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The SUSE LINUX Professional product is basically akin to Fedora with installation support. It isn't suitable for the enterprise, same as Fedora.

However, I suspect that the reason Novell continues to directly support SUSE Pro is to attract the dabblers, the enterprise admins who want to put their toes in the water but appreciate manuals, a fully working environment out of the box (browser plugins, NTFS support etc) and a bit of help getting up and running. If they like SUSE, they might well begin to evaluate Novell's enterprise offerings.

I don't think the same could be said of Red Hat & Fedora.

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RE: with that logic
by on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 05:47 in reply to "with that logic"
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"I thought suse was aken to fedora while novell linux was aken to RHEL"

and that would make you wrong

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